A Tailored Education
Well it's something ever homeschool parent faces year after year. The search for the perfect curriculum. Are you guilty of ordering a curriculum that you planned on using year after year through all of your kids only to find out it worked for one and not the other? Your not alone. I remember when I first started homeschooling my son, I purchased Abeka. I loved Abeka and still do. He did great in it and so when my middle daughter was school age we jumped right in with Abeka. First it started out ok but then the trouble began. My daughter was struggling with phonics and reading and I started pulling my hair out! Why wasn't this curriculum working ? I though I was failing my daughter because she wasn't understanding phonics and was really struggling to read. So after lots of prayer I came to the conclusion that Abeka was not for her. What was I going to do? I searched the internet over for a curriculum that would work for her needs. This began my journey of a tailored curriculum for my daughter. She learned so differently that I just backed up to the basics of reading, writing and math. We started with the Bob Books which worked really well for her and also purchased Zoo Phonics. If your child struggles with phonics I highly recommend Zoo Phonics. She started reading and feeling very proud of her accomplishments. Then we backed up to basic math facts and just learning to count to 100. And for writing we worked on letters and words to make sure she was forming words correctly. As she progressed we added harder subjects and to this day we tailor her curriculum to fit her needs. That's why I created my curriculum books. I specifically made them for her. She has excelled in these books and finds joy in homeschooling. She has progressed with her tailored education and I couldn't be happier. Don't be afraid to toss out the curriculum that doesn't work. God made each of us unique and we all learn differently. Find what works and go from there because your child's education is worth it. Make your homeschool work for you and your family and don't worry about what other homeschoolers are doing. We all learn to read and write and do math just at different rates, and that's all that matters. Happy homeschooling!
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